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  • Brian Downey
    Ronald F. Maxwell Narrates and Provides a 25-Minute On-Screen Interview in New Lincoln and Lee at Antietam DVD About the Single Bloodiest Day in American
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      Ronald F. Maxwell Narrates and Provides a 25-Minute On-Screen
      Interview in New "Lincoln and Lee at Antietam" DVD About the Single
      Bloodiest Day in American History
      Civil War Battle Documentary Release Set for a Pre-Black History Month
      Kick-Off of January 31, 2006

      NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 12/02/2005 -- Ronald F.
      Maxwell, director of epic Civil War films "Gettysburg" and "Gods and
      Generals," narrates the new Civil War documentary, "Lincoln and Lee at
      Antietam - The Cost of Freedom," and provides a 25-minute on-screen
      interview on the DVD.

      "The Civil War is our war," said Maxwell. "It's up close and personal.
      It's the war that divided families, towns, communities. As the classic
      saying goes, 'it's the war between brothers.' The biggest killing
      field of the war in a single day was the Battle at Antietam, the first
      invasion into the North."

      Written, directed and produced by multiple-award winner Robert Child
      ("Gettysburg: Three Days of Destiny," "Gettysburg: The Boys in Blue
      and Gray"), "Lincoln and Lee at Antietam - The Cost of Freedom"
      vividly brings to life the story of America's fight for freedom in a
      battle that changed the course of the Civil War.

      "'Lincoln and Lee at Antietam - The Cost of Freedom' began as a follow
      up to my earlier Civil War program for PBS, 'Gettysburg: The Boys in
      Blue & Gray,'" said Child. "The battle of Antietam seemed to be such a
      mystery and much overshadowed by Gettysburg. Through my research and
      subsequent scripting of the film, not only did I discover that
      Antietam is as pivotal a Civil War battle as Gettysburg, but also as
      important in how it indelibly altered the course of American history."

      With a running time of 90 minutes, the DVD will be available for
      purchase nationally in retail stores on January 31, kicking off Black
      History Month (February), at a suggested retail price of $24.95. The
      prebook date is January 3, 2006.

      It's September 17, 1862, and President Abraham Lincoln needs a victory
      in order to issue the Emancipation Proclamation, which remains today
      one of the most socially important documents in American history,
      shaping black history, as well as our nation as a whole. But General
      Robert E. Lee has other plans -- invade the North. When Lee's
      strategy, known as Special Order 191, falls into the hands of the
      Union Army, the result is the single bloodiest day in American history
      at the Battle of Antietam in Sharpsburg, Maryland.

      Nearly twice as many Americans died on that single day than had fallen
      in the American Revolution, the War of 1812, the Mexican War and the
      Spanish-American War combined. In striking comparison, American losses
      on the bloodiest day of World War II, D-Day, were a quarter of those
      at Antietam. If not for this turn of events, we would not be the
      nation we are today.

      "There is always a cost to freedom. In the case of the Civil War, the
      price was high, but the viability of the concept of the United States
      as one Nation in which all persons could live free equally was firmly
      established once and for all. Citizens, however, should keep this cost
      in mind if ever they contemplate actions which would result in giving
      up this freedom as the day would come when they would want it back,"
      said Michael Bussler, president of Inecom Entertainment Company.

      Through first person accounts, an original music score from composers
      Steve Heitzeg and Nicholas Palmer and scarce Antietam commemorative
      battle footage from the 125th, 135th and 140th Antietam Reenactments,
      "Lincoln and Lee at Antietam - The Cost of Freedom" tells the tale of
      the 14-hour epic Battle at Antietam, and features commentaries from
      renowned historians such as:

      -- James M. McPherson, Princeton University, Pulitzer Prize winning
      author of "Battle Cry of Freedom" and "Crossroads of Freedom:
      Antietam"
      -- Allen C. Guelzo, Gettysburg College, America's only repeat winner of
      the Lincoln Prize; Nominated by President George W. Bush to the
      National
      Council on the Humanities
      -- Dennis E. Frye, National Park Service Historian at Harpers Ferry,
      author of "Antietam Revealed" and associate producer of "Gods and
      Generals"
      -- Paul V. Chiles, National Park Service Historian at Antietam National
      Park
      -- Patrick Falci, Actor/Performing Historian portrays General Ambrose
      Powell Hill at Antietam


      The film also features Stanley Wernz as Abraham Lincoln. Wernz was
      featured in Time Magazine (July 4, 2005) and is currently the
      president of the Association of Lincoln Presenters.

      Presented in a colorful 16 x 9 Anamorphic Widescreen transfer with
      Dolby Digital 2.0 sound, "Lincoln and Lee at Antietam - The Cost of
      Freedom" is closed-captioned with English subtitles and boasts these
      additional special features:

      -- 25-Minute On-Screen Interview with Ronald F. Maxwell
      -- Feature-Length Commentary Track with Robert Child and Ronald F.
      Maxwell
      -- Original Music Score from composers, Steve Heitzeg and Nicholas Palmer
      -- Inecom Documentary Trailers

      Part of "The MINUTES OF HISTORY® Series," "Lincoln and Lee at Antietam
      - The Cost of Freedom" is the newest DVD release from Inecom
      Entertainment Company, following the successful "EXPO - Magic of the
      White City," narrated by Gene Wilder, which documents the 1983 Chicago
      World's Fair. Since its release on September 13, 2005, "EXPO - Magic
      of the White City" has been one of Amazon.com's top-selling
      independently produced documentary DVDs and was recently recognized as
      the bestselling history title for Borders stores nationwide. Other
      recent documentaries from Inecom include "Johnstown Flood" narrated by
      Richard Dreyfuss and "Gettysburg and Stories of Valor" narrated by
      Keith Carradine. Both "Johnstown Flood" and "Gettysburg and Stories of
      Valor" appear on public television. Future Inecom projects in
      development include "Clara Barton," "Horses of Gettysburg," "Winters
      of War" and "World War I Minutes."

      About Ronald F. Maxwell --

      Narrator Ronald F. Maxwell began his love affair with theater, film
      and television as a student at Clifton High School in New Jersey,
      where he showed natural talent on both sides of the camera. Upon
      graduating from NYU, Maxwell worked as Charleston Heston's personal
      assistant in Heston's directorial debut, "Antony and Cleopatra," then
      went on to work as an associate producer and subsequently producer for
      the Emmy® and Peabody Award-winning series, "Theatre in America" at
      WNET-13 in New York City.

      In 1978, Maxwell produced and directed Sissy Spacek, William Hurt,
      Sally Kellerman and Howard da Dilva in "Verna: USO Girl," for which he
      received an Emmy® nomination for Best Director. "Little Darlings," the
      first theatrical film that Maxwell directed, opened at #1 on Variety
      Magazine's Top Hundred Grossing Films and has since become a classic
      of the genre. Subsequently, he directed "The Night the Lights Went Out
      in Georgia," "Kidco," "Parent Trap II," "In the Land of the Poets" --
      a feature-length documentary on the Nicaraguan Civil War -- and the
      landmark film "Gettysburg," which has been hailed as one of the
      greatest war movies in the history of film. Maxwell then produced,
      wrote and directed the prequel to "Gettysburg, Gods and Generals."
      Released in theaters in February 2003 and to the home video market on
      July 15, 2003, "Gods and Generals" was recognized as the #1 selling
      video in America, with over 600,000 sales in its first week.
      Currently, Maxwell is in pre-production on "Joan of Arc: Virgin
      Warrior" and in long-range preparations on "Last Full Measure," the
      final part of his Civil War Trilogy.

      About Robert Child --

      Director Robert Child is a multi-award winning, twenty-year television
      veteran, who began writing and directing independent productions in
      2001. Of the 23 filmmaking awards he has won in the last two years,
      six were for outstanding directorial achievement. At the spring 2004
      New York International Independent Film & Video Festival, Child won
      both the Best Director and Best Historical Program awards. This topped
      a year in which he was awarded his second consecutive Platinum Remi
      Award for Best Historical Program at the Worldfest Houston Film
      Festival for "Gettysburg: Three Days of Destiny." The festival is
      noted for handing Steven Spielberg and Ridley Scott their first
      filmmaking awards.

      In early November 2004, Child was signed by veteran Canadian producer
      Dick Nielsen to direct and co-produce Nielsen's forthcoming Canadian
      theatrical release, "Hill 195." The project, which begins filming in
      Canada in 2006, is a multi-million dollar World War II era
      action-feature, which showcases the heroic actions of a single
      Canadian regiment just weeks after D-Day. Recently, Child completed
      two commissioned story treatments, "Hollywood Dream Car Designer:
      George Barris," about the legendary Hollywood film car customizer who
      created the original Batmobile among other iconic TV and movie
      vehicles; and "The Paul Winchell Story," a biography of perhaps the
      world's finest ventriloquist, whose characters "Jerry Mahoney" and
      "Knucklehead" became household names. Winchell also served as the
      voice of "Tigger" for all of Disney's "Winnie the Pooh" films and TV
      series winning a Grammy award for the best children's recording, "The
      Most Wonderful Things about Tiggers," in 1974. Winchell is also the
      original patent holder for the first artificial heart.

      About Inecom Entertainment Company --

      President and chief executive officer Michael L. Bussler founded
      Inecom Entertainment Company in 1999. Inecom finances and distributes
      independent films by partnering with innovative producers and enlists
      celebrated talent such as Ronald F. Maxwell, Richard Dreyfuss, Keith
      Carradine and Gene Wilder. In addition to working with outside
      producers with projects of their own, Inecom also operates a captive
      production company. Since 2001, Inecom has released seven feature
      documentaries and multiple instructional films for U.S. and
      international distribution.

      NOTE TO MEDIA: For more information, review the enclosed brochure
      about "Lincoln and Lee at Antietam - The Cost of Freedom" and visit:
      www.AntietamConflict.com and www.Inecom.com. Images for "Lincoln and
      Lee at Antietam - The Cost of Freedom" may be downloaded on jpeg or
      tiff formats by visiting www.AntietamConflict.com/photographs.
    • Harry Smeltzer
      Wow. All that and they managed to leave McClellan s name completely out of it! I think I can guess what the documentary will cover. Lee, with complete
      Message 2 of 14 , Dec 3, 2005
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        Wow. All that and they managed to leave McClellan's name completely out of
        it!



        I think I can guess what the documentary will cover. Lee, with complete
        command of the situation and with psychic abilities to know what his
        cowardly opponent will do, masterfully conducts his campaign but is foiled
        by the loss of SO 191. Despite being outnumbered nearly 350 to 1, he
        manhandles his Union counterpart who is afraid to fight. Lincoln, the
        master politician, turns Lee's crushing victory into defeat by issuing the
        EP. Then he jettisons his traitorous general and continues his search for
        the perfect commander. Yadda yadda yadda.



        Harry



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        Subject: [TalkAntietam] Press release: "Lincoln and Lee at Antietam" DVD



        Ronald F. Maxwell Narrates and Provides a 25-Minute On-Screen
        Interview in New "Lincoln and Lee at Antietam" DVD About the Single
        Bloodiest Day in American History
        Civil War Battle Documentary Release Set for a Pre-Black History Month
        Kick-Off of January 31, 2006

        NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 12/02/2005 -- Ronald F.
        Maxwell, director of epic Civil War films "Gettysburg" and "Gods and
        Generals," narrates the new Civil War documentary, "Lincoln and Lee at
        Antietam - The Cost of Freedom," and provides a 25-minute on-screen
        interview on the DVD.

        "The Civil War is our war," said Maxwell. "It's up close and personal.
        It's the war that divided families, towns, communities. As the classic
        saying goes, 'it's the war between brothers.' The biggest killing
        field of the war in a single day was the Battle at Antietam, the first
        invasion into the North."

        Written, directed and produced by multiple-award winner Robert Child
        ("Gettysburg: Three Days of Destiny," "Gettysburg: The Boys in Blue
        and Gray"), "Lincoln and Lee at Antietam - The Cost of Freedom"
        vividly brings to life the story of America's fight for freedom in a
        battle that changed the course of the Civil War.

        "'Lincoln and Lee at Antietam - The Cost of Freedom' began as a follow
        up to my earlier Civil War program for PBS, 'Gettysburg: The Boys in
        Blue & Gray,'" said Child. "The battle of Antietam seemed to be such a
        mystery and much overshadowed by Gettysburg. Through my research and
        subsequent scripting of the film, not only did I discover that
        Antietam is as pivotal a Civil War battle as Gettysburg, but also as
        important in how it indelibly altered the course of American history."

        With a running time of 90 minutes, the DVD will be available for
        purchase nationally in retail stores on January 31, kicking off Black
        History Month (February), at a suggested retail price of $24.95. The
        prebook date is January 3, 2006.

        It's September 17, 1862, and President Abraham Lincoln needs a victory
        in order to issue the Emancipation Proclamation, which remains today
        one of the most socially important documents in American history,
        shaping black history, as well as our nation as a whole. But General
        Robert E. Lee has other plans -- invade the North. When Lee's
        strategy, known as Special Order 191, falls into the hands of the
        Union Army, the result is the single bloodiest day in American history
        at the Battle of Antietam in Sharpsburg, Maryland.

        Nearly twice as many Americans died on that single day than had fallen
        in the American Revolution, the War of 1812, the Mexican War and the
        Spanish-American War combined. In striking comparison, American losses
        on the bloodiest day of World War II, D-Day, were a quarter of those
        at Antietam. If not for this turn of events, we would not be the
        nation we are today.

        "There is always a cost to freedom. In the case of the Civil War, the
        price was high, but the viability of the concept of the United States
        as one Nation in which all persons could live free equally was firmly
        established once and for all. Citizens, however, should keep this cost
        in mind if ever they contemplate actions which would result in giving
        up this freedom as the day would come when they would want it back,"
        said Michael Bussler, president of Inecom Entertainment Company.

        Through first person accounts, an original music score from composers
        Steve Heitzeg and Nicholas Palmer and scarce Antietam commemorative
        battle footage from the 125th, 135th and 140th Antietam Reenactments,
        "Lincoln and Lee at Antietam - The Cost of Freedom" tells the tale of
        the 14-hour epic Battle at Antietam, and features commentaries from
        renowned historians such as:

        -- James M. McPherson, Princeton University, Pulitzer Prize winning
        author of "Battle Cry of Freedom" and "Crossroads of Freedom:
        Antietam"
        -- Allen C. Guelzo, Gettysburg College, America's only repeat winner of
        the Lincoln Prize; Nominated by President George W. Bush to the
        National
        Council on the Humanities
        -- Dennis E. Frye, National Park Service Historian at Harpers Ferry,
        author of "Antietam Revealed" and associate producer of "Gods and
        Generals"
        -- Paul V. Chiles, National Park Service Historian at Antietam National
        Park
        -- Patrick Falci, Actor/Performing Historian portrays General Ambrose
        Powell Hill at Antietam


        The film also features Stanley Wernz as Abraham Lincoln. Wernz was
        featured in Time Magazine (July 4, 2005) and is currently the
        president of the Association of Lincoln Presenters.

        Presented in a colorful 16 x 9 Anamorphic Widescreen transfer with
        Dolby Digital 2.0 sound, "Lincoln and Lee at Antietam - The Cost of
        Freedom" is closed-captioned with English subtitles and boasts these
        additional special features:

        -- 25-Minute On-Screen Interview with Ronald F. Maxwell
        -- Feature-Length Commentary Track with Robert Child and Ronald F.
        Maxwell
        -- Original Music Score from composers, Steve Heitzeg and Nicholas Palmer
        -- Inecom Documentary Trailers

        Part of "The MINUTES OF HISTORYR Series," "Lincoln and Lee at Antietam
        - The Cost of Freedom" is the newest DVD release from Inecom
        Entertainment Company, following the successful "EXPO - Magic of the
        White City," narrated by Gene Wilder, which documents the 1983 Chicago
        World's Fair. Since its release on September 13, 2005, "EXPO - Magic
        of the White City" has been one of Amazon.com's top-selling
        independently produced documentary DVDs and was recently recognized as
        the bestselling history title for Borders stores nationwide. Other
        recent documentaries from Inecom include "Johnstown Flood" narrated by
        Richard Dreyfuss and "Gettysburg and Stories of Valor" narrated by
        Keith Carradine. Both "Johnstown Flood" and "Gettysburg and Stories of
        Valor" appear on public television. Future Inecom projects in
        development include "Clara Barton," "Horses of Gettysburg," "Winters
        of War" and "World War I Minutes."

        About Ronald F. Maxwell --

        Narrator Ronald F. Maxwell began his love affair with theater, film
        and television as a student at Clifton High School in New Jersey,
        where he showed natural talent on both sides of the camera. Upon
        graduating from NYU, Maxwell worked as Charleston Heston's personal
        assistant in Heston's directorial debut, "Antony and Cleopatra," then
        went on to work as an associate producer and subsequently producer for
        the EmmyR and Peabody Award-winning series, "Theatre in America" at
        WNET-13 in New York City.

        In 1978, Maxwell produced and directed Sissy Spacek, William Hurt,
        Sally Kellerman and Howard da Dilva in "Verna: USO Girl," for which he
        received an EmmyR nomination for Best Director. "Little Darlings," the
        first theatrical film that Maxwell directed, opened at #1 on Variety
        Magazine's Top Hundred Grossing Films and has since become a classic
        of the genre. Subsequently, he directed "The Night the Lights Went Out
        in Georgia," "Kidco," "Parent Trap II," "In the Land of the Poets" --
        a feature-length documentary on the Nicaraguan Civil War -- and the
        landmark film "Gettysburg," which has been hailed as one of the
        greatest war movies in the history of film. Maxwell then produced,
        wrote and directed the prequel to "Gettysburg, Gods and Generals."
        Released in theaters in February 2003 and to the home video market on
        July 15, 2003, "Gods and Generals" was recognized as the #1 selling
        video in America, with over 600,000 sales in its first week.
        Currently, Maxwell is in pre-production on "Joan of Arc: Virgin
        Warrior" and in long-range preparations on "Last Full Measure," the
        final part of his Civil War Trilogy.

        About Robert Child --

        Director Robert Child is a multi-award winning, twenty-year television
        veteran, who began writing and directing independent productions in
        2001. Of the 23 filmmaking awards he has won in the last two years,
        six were for outstanding directorial achievement. At the spring 2004
        New York International Independent Film & Video Festival, Child won
        both the Best Director and Best Historical Program awards. This topped
        a year in which he was awarded his second consecutive Platinum Remi
        Award for Best Historical Program at the Worldfest Houston Film
        Festival for "Gettysburg: Three Days of Destiny." The festival is
        noted for handing Steven Spielberg and Ridley Scott their first
        filmmaking awards.

        In early November 2004, Child was signed by veteran Canadian producer
        Dick Nielsen to direct and co-produce Nielsen's forthcoming Canadian
        theatrical release, "Hill 195." The project, which begins filming in
        Canada in 2006, is a multi-million dollar World War II era
        action-feature, which showcases the heroic actions of a single
        Canadian regiment just weeks after D-Day. Recently, Child completed
        two commissioned story treatments, "Hollywood Dream Car Designer:
        George Barris," about the legendary Hollywood film car customizer who
        created the original Batmobile among other iconic TV and movie
        vehicles; and "The Paul Winchell Story," a biography of perhaps the
        world's finest ventriloquist, whose characters "Jerry Mahoney" and
        "Knucklehead" became household names. Winchell also served as the
        voice of "Tigger" for all of Disney's "Winnie the Pooh" films and TV
        series winning a Grammy award for the best children's recording, "The
        Most Wonderful Things about Tiggers," in 1974. Winchell is also the
        original patent holder for the first artificial heart.

        About Inecom Entertainment Company --

        President and chief executive officer Michael L. Bussler founded
        Inecom Entertainment Company in 1999. Inecom finances and distributes
        independent films by partnering with innovative producers and enlists
        celebrated talent such as Ronald F. Maxwell, Richard Dreyfuss, Keith
        Carradine and Gene Wilder. In addition to working with outside
        producers with projects of their own, Inecom also operates a captive
        production company. Since 2001, Inecom has released seven feature
        documentaries and multiple instructional films for U.S. and
        international distribution.

        NOTE TO MEDIA: For more information, review the enclosed brochure
        about "Lincoln and Lee at Antietam - The Cost of Freedom" and visit:
        www.AntietamConflict.com and www.Inecom.com. Images for "Lincoln and
        Lee at Antietam - The Cost of Freedom" may be downloaded on jpeg or
        tiff formats by visiting www.AntietamConflict.com/photographs.











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      • Thomas Clemens
        Oh now Harry, don t you know that you have to be in academia and much older before you can be so cynical! Thomas G. Clemens D.A. Professor of History
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          Oh now Harry, don't you know that you have to be in academia and much
          older before you can be so cynical!

          Thomas G. Clemens D.A.
          Professor of History
          Hagerstown Community College


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        • Steve
          ... complete ... Beats having the psychic ability to know what s on a DVD before you even see it.
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            --- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, "Harry Smeltzer" <hjs21@c...>
            wrote:
            >
            > I think I can guess what the documentary will cover. Lee, with
            complete
            > command of the situation and with psychic abilities to know what his
            > cowardly opponent will do,

            Beats having the psychic ability to know what's on a DVD before you
            even see it.
          • Harry Smeltzer
            Well, I was exposed to gamma rays early on. ... From: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Steve Sent: Sunday,
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              Well, I was exposed to gamma rays early on.



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              > I think I can guess what the documentary will cover. Lee, with
              complete
              > command of the situation and with psychic abilities to know what his
              > cowardly opponent will do,

              Beats having the psychic ability to know what's on a DVD before you
              even see it.











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              Works for me.... ... From: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Harry Smeltzer Sent: Saturday, December 03, 2005
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                Works for me....

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                On Behalf Of Harry Smeltzer
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                DVD

                Wow. All that and they managed to leave McClellan's name completely out
                of it!



                I think I can guess what the documentary will cover. Lee, with complete
                command of the situation and with psychic abilities to know what his
                cowardly opponent will do, masterfully conducts his campaign but is
                foiled by the loss of SO 191. Despite being outnumbered nearly 350 to
                1, he manhandles his Union counterpart who is afraid to fight. Lincoln,
                the master politician, turns Lee's crushing victory into defeat by
                issuing the EP. Then he jettisons his traitorous general and continues
                his search for the perfect commander. Yadda yadda yadda.



                Harry



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                From: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com]
                On Behalf Of Brian Downey
                Sent: Saturday, December 03, 2005 4:21 PM
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                Subject: [TalkAntietam] Press release: "Lincoln and Lee at Antietam" DVD



                Ronald F. Maxwell Narrates and Provides a 25-Minute On-Screen Interview
                in New "Lincoln and Lee at Antietam" DVD About the Single Bloodiest Day
                in American History Civil War Battle Documentary Release Set for a
                Pre-Black History Month Kick-Off of January 31, 2006

                NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 12/02/2005 -- Ronald F.
                Maxwell, director of epic Civil War films "Gettysburg" and "Gods and
                Generals," narrates the new Civil War documentary, "Lincoln and Lee at
                Antietam - The Cost of Freedom," and provides a 25-minute on-screen
                interview on the DVD.

                "The Civil War is our war," said Maxwell. "It's up close and personal.
                It's the war that divided families, towns, communities. As the classic
                saying goes, 'it's the war between brothers.' The biggest killing field
                of the war in a single day was the Battle at Antietam, the first
                invasion into the North."

                Written, directed and produced by multiple-award winner Robert Child
                ("Gettysburg: Three Days of Destiny," "Gettysburg: The Boys in Blue and
                Gray"), "Lincoln and Lee at Antietam - The Cost of Freedom"
                vividly brings to life the story of America's fight for freedom in a
                battle that changed the course of the Civil War.

                "'Lincoln and Lee at Antietam - The Cost of Freedom' began as a follow
                up to my earlier Civil War program for PBS, 'Gettysburg: The Boys in
                Blue & Gray,'" said Child. "The battle of Antietam seemed to be such a
                mystery and much overshadowed by Gettysburg. Through my research and
                subsequent scripting of the film, not only did I discover that Antietam
                is as pivotal a Civil War battle as Gettysburg, but also as important in
                how it indelibly altered the course of American history."

                With a running time of 90 minutes, the DVD will be available for
                purchase nationally in retail stores on January 31, kicking off Black
                History Month (February), at a suggested retail price of $24.95. The
                prebook date is January 3, 2006.

                It's September 17, 1862, and President Abraham Lincoln needs a victory
                in order to issue the Emancipation Proclamation, which remains today one
                of the most socially important documents in American history, shaping
                black history, as well as our nation as a whole. But General Robert E.
                Lee has other plans -- invade the North. When Lee's strategy, known as
                Special Order 191, falls into the hands of the Union Army, the result is
                the single bloodiest day in American history at the Battle of Antietam
                in Sharpsburg, Maryland.

                Nearly twice as many Americans died on that single day than had fallen
                in the American Revolution, the War of 1812, the Mexican War and the
                Spanish-American War combined. In striking comparison, American losses
                on the bloodiest day of World War II, D-Day, were a quarter of those at
                Antietam. If not for this turn of events, we would not be the nation we
                are today.

                "There is always a cost to freedom. In the case of the Civil War, the
                price was high, but the viability of the concept of the United States as
                one Nation in which all persons could live free equally was firmly
                established once and for all. Citizens, however, should keep this cost
                in mind if ever they contemplate actions which would result in giving up
                this freedom as the day would come when they would want it back,"
                said Michael Bussler, president of Inecom Entertainment Company.

                Through first person accounts, an original music score from composers
                Steve Heitzeg and Nicholas Palmer and scarce Antietam commemorative
                battle footage from the 125th, 135th and 140th Antietam Reenactments,
                "Lincoln and Lee at Antietam - The Cost of Freedom" tells the tale of
                the 14-hour epic Battle at Antietam, and features commentaries from
                renowned historians such as:

                -- James M. McPherson, Princeton University, Pulitzer Prize winning
                author of "Battle Cry of Freedom" and "Crossroads of Freedom:
                Antietam"
                -- Allen C. Guelzo, Gettysburg College, America's only repeat winner of
                the Lincoln Prize; Nominated by President George W. Bush to the
                National
                Council on the Humanities
                -- Dennis E. Frye, National Park Service Historian at Harpers Ferry,
                author of "Antietam Revealed" and associate producer of "Gods and
                Generals"
                -- Paul V. Chiles, National Park Service Historian at Antietam National
                Park
                -- Patrick Falci, Actor/Performing Historian portrays General Ambrose
                Powell Hill at Antietam


                The film also features Stanley Wernz as Abraham Lincoln. Wernz was
                featured in Time Magazine (July 4, 2005) and is currently the president
                of the Association of Lincoln Presenters.

                Presented in a colorful 16 x 9 Anamorphic Widescreen transfer with Dolby
                Digital 2.0 sound, "Lincoln and Lee at Antietam - The Cost of Freedom"
                is closed-captioned with English subtitles and boasts these additional
                special features:

                -- 25-Minute On-Screen Interview with Ronald F. Maxwell
                -- Feature-Length Commentary Track with Robert Child and Ronald F.
                Maxwell
                -- Original Music Score from composers, Steve Heitzeg and Nicholas
                Palmer
                -- Inecom Documentary Trailers

                Part of "The MINUTES OF HISTORYR Series," "Lincoln and Lee at Antietam
                - The Cost of Freedom" is the newest DVD release from Inecom
                Entertainment Company, following the successful "EXPO - Magic of the
                White City," narrated by Gene Wilder, which documents the 1983 Chicago
                World's Fair. Since its release on September 13, 2005, "EXPO - Magic of
                the White City" has been one of Amazon.com's top-selling independently
                produced documentary DVDs and was recently recognized as the bestselling
                history title for Borders stores nationwide. Other recent documentaries
                from Inecom include "Johnstown Flood" narrated by Richard Dreyfuss and
                "Gettysburg and Stories of Valor" narrated by Keith Carradine. Both
                "Johnstown Flood" and "Gettysburg and Stories of Valor" appear on public
                television. Future Inecom projects in development include "Clara
                Barton," "Horses of Gettysburg," "Winters of War" and "World War I
                Minutes."

                About Ronald F. Maxwell --

                Narrator Ronald F. Maxwell began his love affair with theater, film and
                television as a student at Clifton High School in New Jersey, where he
                showed natural talent on both sides of the camera. Upon graduating from
                NYU, Maxwell worked as Charleston Heston's personal assistant in
                Heston's directorial debut, "Antony and Cleopatra," then went on to work
                as an associate producer and subsequently producer for the EmmyR and
                Peabody Award-winning series, "Theatre in America" at
                WNET-13 in New York City.

                In 1978, Maxwell produced and directed Sissy Spacek, William Hurt, Sally
                Kellerman and Howard da Dilva in "Verna: USO Girl," for which he
                received an EmmyR nomination for Best Director. "Little Darlings," the
                first theatrical film that Maxwell directed, opened at #1 on Variety
                Magazine's Top Hundred Grossing Films and has since become a classic of
                the genre. Subsequently, he directed "The Night the Lights Went Out in
                Georgia," "Kidco," "Parent Trap II," "In the Land of the Poets" -- a
                feature-length documentary on the Nicaraguan Civil War -- and the
                landmark film "Gettysburg," which has been hailed as one of the greatest
                war movies in the history of film. Maxwell then produced, wrote and
                directed the prequel to "Gettysburg, Gods and Generals."
                Released in theaters in February 2003 and to the home video market on
                July 15, 2003, "Gods and Generals" was recognized as the #1 selling
                video in America, with over 600,000 sales in its first week.
                Currently, Maxwell is in pre-production on "Joan of Arc: Virgin Warrior"
                and in long-range preparations on "Last Full Measure," the final part of
                his Civil War Trilogy.

                About Robert Child --

                Director Robert Child is a multi-award winning, twenty-year television
                veteran, who began writing and directing independent productions in
                2001. Of the 23 filmmaking awards he has won in the last two years, six
                were for outstanding directorial achievement. At the spring 2004 New
                York International Independent Film & Video Festival, Child won both the
                Best Director and Best Historical Program awards. This topped a year in
                which he was awarded his second consecutive Platinum Remi Award for Best
                Historical Program at the Worldfest Houston Film Festival for
                "Gettysburg: Three Days of Destiny." The festival is noted for handing
                Steven Spielberg and Ridley Scott their first filmmaking awards.

                In early November 2004, Child was signed by veteran Canadian producer
                Dick Nielsen to direct and co-produce Nielsen's forthcoming Canadian
                theatrical release, "Hill 195." The project, which begins filming in
                Canada in 2006, is a multi-million dollar World War II era
                action-feature, which showcases the heroic actions of a single Canadian
                regiment just weeks after D-Day. Recently, Child completed two
                commissioned story treatments, "Hollywood Dream Car Designer:
                George Barris," about the legendary Hollywood film car customizer who
                created the original Batmobile among other iconic TV and movie vehicles;
                and "The Paul Winchell Story," a biography of perhaps the world's finest
                ventriloquist, whose characters "Jerry Mahoney" and "Knucklehead" became
                household names. Winchell also served as the voice of "Tigger" for all
                of Disney's "Winnie the Pooh" films and TV series winning a Grammy award
                for the best children's recording, "The Most Wonderful Things about
                Tiggers," in 1974. Winchell is also the original patent holder for the
                first artificial heart.

                About Inecom Entertainment Company --

                President and chief executive officer Michael L. Bussler founded Inecom
                Entertainment Company in 1999. Inecom finances and distributes
                independent films by partnering with innovative producers and enlists
                celebrated talent such as Ronald F. Maxwell, Richard Dreyfuss, Keith
                Carradine and Gene Wilder. In addition to working with outside producers
                with projects of their own, Inecom also operates a captive production
                company. Since 2001, Inecom has released seven feature documentaries and
                multiple instructional films for U.S. and international distribution.

                NOTE TO MEDIA: For more information, review the enclosed brochure about
                "Lincoln and Lee at Antietam - The Cost of Freedom" and visit:
                www.AntietamConflict.com and www.Inecom.com. Images for "Lincoln and Lee
                at Antietam - The Cost of Freedom" may be downloaded on jpeg or tiff
                formats by visiting www.AntietamConflict.com/photographs.











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                Jeff, If there is one thing of which I am absolutely certain it is that you are exactly who they had in mind while this was being developed. Have a super day!
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                  Jeff,



                  If there is one thing of which I am absolutely certain it is that you are
                  exactly who they had in mind while this was being developed.



                  Have a super day!



                  Harry



                  -----Original Message-----
                  From: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com] On
                  Behalf Of Jeff Beckner (PWC Magazine)
                  Sent: Monday, December 05, 2005 10:17 AM
                  To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
                  Subject: RE: [TalkAntietam] Press release: "Lincoln and Lee at Antietam" DVD



                  Works for me....

                  -----Original Message-----
                  From: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com]
                  On Behalf Of Harry Smeltzer
                  Sent: Saturday, December 03, 2005 4:36 PM
                  To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
                  Subject: RE: [TalkAntietam] Press release: "Lincoln and Lee at Antietam"
                  DVD

                  Wow. All that and they managed to leave McClellan's name completely out
                  of it!



                  I think I can guess what the documentary will cover. Lee, with complete
                  command of the situation and with psychic abilities to know what his
                  cowardly opponent will do, masterfully conducts his campaign but is
                  foiled by the loss of SO 191. Despite being outnumbered nearly 350 to
                  1, he manhandles his Union counterpart who is afraid to fight. Lincoln,
                  the master politician, turns Lee's crushing victory into defeat by
                  issuing the EP. Then he jettisons his traitorous general and continues
                  his search for the perfect commander. Yadda yadda yadda.



                  Harry



                  -----Original Message-----
                  From: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com]
                  On Behalf Of Brian Downey
                  Sent: Saturday, December 03, 2005 4:21 PM
                  To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
                  Subject: [TalkAntietam] Press release: "Lincoln and Lee at Antietam" DVD



                  Ronald F. Maxwell Narrates and Provides a 25-Minute On-Screen Interview
                  in New "Lincoln and Lee at Antietam" DVD About the Single Bloodiest Day
                  in American History Civil War Battle Documentary Release Set for a
                  Pre-Black History Month Kick-Off of January 31, 2006

                  NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 12/02/2005 -- Ronald F.
                  Maxwell, director of epic Civil War films "Gettysburg" and "Gods and
                  Generals," narrates the new Civil War documentary, "Lincoln and Lee at
                  Antietam - The Cost of Freedom," and provides a 25-minute on-screen
                  interview on the DVD.

                  "The Civil War is our war," said Maxwell. "It's up close and personal.
                  It's the war that divided families, towns, communities. As the classic
                  saying goes, 'it's the war between brothers.' The biggest killing field
                  of the war in a single day was the Battle at Antietam, the first
                  invasion into the North."

                  Written, directed and produced by multiple-award winner Robert Child
                  ("Gettysburg: Three Days of Destiny," "Gettysburg: The Boys in Blue and
                  Gray"), "Lincoln and Lee at Antietam - The Cost of Freedom"
                  vividly brings to life the story of America's fight for freedom in a
                  battle that changed the course of the Civil War.

                  "'Lincoln and Lee at Antietam - The Cost of Freedom' began as a follow
                  up to my earlier Civil War program for PBS, 'Gettysburg: The Boys in
                  Blue & Gray,'" said Child. "The battle of Antietam seemed to be such a
                  mystery and much overshadowed by Gettysburg. Through my research and
                  subsequent scripting of the film, not only did I discover that Antietam
                  is as pivotal a Civil War battle as Gettysburg, but also as important in
                  how it indelibly altered the course of American history."

                  With a running time of 90 minutes, the DVD will be available for
                  purchase nationally in retail stores on January 31, kicking off Black
                  History Month (February), at a suggested retail price of $24.95. The
                  prebook date is January 3, 2006.

                  It's September 17, 1862, and President Abraham Lincoln needs a victory
                  in order to issue the Emancipation Proclamation, which remains today one
                  of the most socially important documents in American history, shaping
                  black history, as well as our nation as a whole. But General Robert E.
                  Lee has other plans -- invade the North. When Lee's strategy, known as
                  Special Order 191, falls into the hands of the Union Army, the result is
                  the single bloodiest day in American history at the Battle of Antietam
                  in Sharpsburg, Maryland.

                  Nearly twice as many Americans died on that single day than had fallen
                  in the American Revolution, the War of 1812, the Mexican War and the
                  Spanish-American War combined. In striking comparison, American losses
                  on the bloodiest day of World War II, D-Day, were a quarter of those at
                  Antietam. If not for this turn of events, we would not be the nation we
                  are today.

                  "There is always a cost to freedom. In the case of the Civil War, the
                  price was high, but the viability of the concept of the United States as
                  one Nation in which all persons could live free equally was firmly
                  established once and for all. Citizens, however, should keep this cost
                  in mind if ever they contemplate actions which would result in giving up
                  this freedom as the day would come when they would want it back,"
                  said Michael Bussler, president of Inecom Entertainment Company.

                  Through first person accounts, an original music score from composers
                  Steve Heitzeg and Nicholas Palmer and scarce Antietam commemorative
                  battle footage from the 125th, 135th and 140th Antietam Reenactments,
                  "Lincoln and Lee at Antietam - The Cost of Freedom" tells the tale of
                  the 14-hour epic Battle at Antietam, and features commentaries from
                  renowned historians such as:

                  -- James M. McPherson, Princeton University, Pulitzer Prize winning
                  author of "Battle Cry of Freedom" and "Crossroads of Freedom:
                  Antietam"
                  -- Allen C. Guelzo, Gettysburg College, America's only repeat winner of
                  the Lincoln Prize; Nominated by President George W. Bush to the
                  National
                  Council on the Humanities
                  -- Dennis E. Frye, National Park Service Historian at Harpers Ferry,
                  author of "Antietam Revealed" and associate producer of "Gods and
                  Generals"
                  -- Paul V. Chiles, National Park Service Historian at Antietam National
                  Park
                  -- Patrick Falci, Actor/Performing Historian portrays General Ambrose
                  Powell Hill at Antietam


                  The film also features Stanley Wernz as Abraham Lincoln. Wernz was
                  featured in Time Magazine (July 4, 2005) and is currently the president
                  of the Association of Lincoln Presenters.

                  Presented in a colorful 16 x 9 Anamorphic Widescreen transfer with Dolby
                  Digital 2.0 sound, "Lincoln and Lee at Antietam - The Cost of Freedom"
                  is closed-captioned with English subtitles and boasts these additional
                  special features:

                  -- 25-Minute On-Screen Interview with Ronald F. Maxwell
                  -- Feature-Length Commentary Track with Robert Child and Ronald F.
                  Maxwell
                  -- Original Music Score from composers, Steve Heitzeg and Nicholas
                  Palmer
                  -- Inecom Documentary Trailers

                  Part of "The MINUTES OF HISTORYR Series," "Lincoln and Lee at Antietam
                  - The Cost of Freedom" is the newest DVD release from Inecom
                  Entertainment Company, following the successful "EXPO - Magic of the
                  White City," narrated by Gene Wilder, which documents the 1983 Chicago
                  World's Fair. Since its release on September 13, 2005, "EXPO - Magic of
                  the White City" has been one of Amazon.com's top-selling independently
                  produced documentary DVDs and was recently recognized as the bestselling
                  history title for Borders stores nationwide. Other recent documentaries
                  from Inecom include "Johnstown Flood" narrated by Richard Dreyfuss and
                  "Gettysburg and Stories of Valor" narrated by Keith Carradine. Both
                  "Johnstown Flood" and "Gettysburg and Stories of Valor" appear on public
                  television. Future Inecom projects in development include "Clara
                  Barton," "Horses of Gettysburg," "Winters of War" and "World War I
                  Minutes."

                  About Ronald F. Maxwell --

                  Narrator Ronald F. Maxwell began his love affair with theater, film and
                  television as a student at Clifton High School in New Jersey, where he
                  showed natural talent on both sides of the camera. Upon graduating from
                  NYU, Maxwell worked as Charleston Heston's personal assistant in
                  Heston's directorial debut, "Antony and Cleopatra," then went on to work
                  as an associate producer and subsequently producer for the EmmyR and
                  Peabody Award-winning series, "Theatre in America" at
                  WNET-13 in New York City.

                  In 1978, Maxwell produced and directed Sissy Spacek, William Hurt, Sally
                  Kellerman and Howard da Dilva in "Verna: USO Girl," for which he
                  received an EmmyR nomination for Best Director. "Little Darlings," the
                  first theatrical film that Maxwell directed, opened at #1 on Variety
                  Magazine's Top Hundred Grossing Films and has since become a classic of
                  the genre. Subsequently, he directed "The Night the Lights Went Out in
                  Georgia," "Kidco," "Parent Trap II," "In the Land of the Poets" -- a
                  feature-length documentary on the Nicaraguan Civil War -- and the
                  landmark film "Gettysburg," which has been hailed as one of the greatest
                  war movies in the history of film. Maxwell then produced, wrote and
                  directed the prequel to "Gettysburg, Gods and Generals."
                  Released in theaters in February 2003 and to the home video market on
                  July 15, 2003, "Gods and Generals" was recognized as the #1 selling
                  video in America, with over 600,000 sales in its first week.
                  Currently, Maxwell is in pre-production on "Joan of Arc: Virgin Warrior"
                  and in long-range preparations on "Last Full Measure," the final part of
                  his Civil War Trilogy.

                  About Robert Child --

                  Director Robert Child is a multi-award winning, twenty-year television
                  veteran, who began writing and directing independent productions in
                  2001. Of the 23 filmmaking awards he has won in the last two years, six
                  were for outstanding directorial achievement. At the spring 2004 New
                  York International Independent Film & Video Festival, Child won both the
                  Best Director and Best Historical Program awards. This topped a year in
                  which he was awarded his second consecutive Platinum Remi Award for Best
                  Historical Program at the Worldfest Houston Film Festival for
                  "Gettysburg: Three Days of Destiny." The festival is noted for handing
                  Steven Spielberg and Ridley Scott their first filmmaking awards.

                  In early November 2004, Child was signed by veteran Canadian producer
                  Dick Nielsen to direct and co-produce Nielsen's forthcoming Canadian
                  theatrical release, "Hill 195." The project, which begins filming in
                  Canada in 2006, is a multi-million dollar World War II era
                  action-feature, which showcases the heroic actions of a single Canadian
                  regiment just weeks after D-Day. Recently, Child completed two
                  commissioned story treatments, "Hollywood Dream Car Designer:
                  George Barris," about the legendary Hollywood film car customizer who
                  created the original Batmobile among other iconic TV and movie vehicles;
                  and "The Paul Winchell Story," a biography of perhaps the world's finest
                  ventriloquist, whose characters "Jerry Mahoney" and "Knucklehead" became
                  household names. Winchell also served as the voice of "Tigger" for all
                  of Disney's "Winnie the Pooh" films and TV series winning a Grammy award
                  for the best children's recording, "The Most Wonderful Things about
                  Tiggers," in 1974. Winchell is also the original patent holder for the
                  first artificial heart.

                  About Inecom Entertainment Company --

                  President and chief executive officer Michael L. Bussler founded Inecom
                  Entertainment Company in 1999. Inecom finances and distributes
                  independent films by partnering with innovative producers and enlists
                  celebrated talent such as Ronald F. Maxwell, Richard Dreyfuss, Keith
                  Carradine and Gene Wilder. In addition to working with outside producers
                  with projects of their own, Inecom also operates a captive production
                  company. Since 2001, Inecom has released seven feature documentaries and
                  multiple instructional films for U.S. and international distribution.

                  NOTE TO MEDIA: For more information, review the enclosed brochure about
                  "Lincoln and Lee at Antietam - The Cost of Freedom" and visit:
                  www.AntietamConflict.com and www.Inecom.com. Images for "Lincoln and Lee
                  at Antietam - The Cost of Freedom" may be downloaded on jpeg or tiff
                  formats by visiting www.AntietamConflict.com/photographs.











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                  Like I would need to spend $25 to discover that McClellan blows? ... From: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
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                    Like I would need to spend $25 to discover that McClellan blows?

                    -----Original Message-----
                    From: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com]
                    On Behalf Of Harry Smeltzer
                    Sent: Monday, December 05, 2005 9:22 AM
                    To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
                    Subject: RE: [TalkAntietam] Press release: "Lincoln and Lee at Antietam"
                    DVD

                    Jeff,



                    If there is one thing of which I am absolutely certain it is that you
                    are exactly who they had in mind while this was being developed.



                    Have a super day!



                    Harry



                    -----Original Message-----
                    From: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com]
                    On Behalf Of Jeff Beckner (PWC Magazine)
                    Sent: Monday, December 05, 2005 10:17 AM
                    To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
                    Subject: RE: [TalkAntietam] Press release: "Lincoln and Lee at Antietam"
                    DVD



                    Works for me....

                    -----Original Message-----
                    From: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com]
                    On Behalf Of Harry Smeltzer
                    Sent: Saturday, December 03, 2005 4:36 PM
                    To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
                    Subject: RE: [TalkAntietam] Press release: "Lincoln and Lee at Antietam"
                    DVD

                    Wow. All that and they managed to leave McClellan's name completely out
                    of it!



                    I think I can guess what the documentary will cover. Lee, with complete
                    command of the situation and with psychic abilities to know what his
                    cowardly opponent will do, masterfully conducts his campaign but is
                    foiled by the loss of SO 191. Despite being outnumbered nearly 350 to
                    1, he manhandles his Union counterpart who is afraid to fight. Lincoln,
                    the master politician, turns Lee's crushing victory into defeat by
                    issuing the EP. Then he jettisons his traitorous general and continues
                    his search for the perfect commander. Yadda yadda yadda.



                    Harry



                    -----Original Message-----
                    From: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com]
                    On Behalf Of Brian Downey
                    Sent: Saturday, December 03, 2005 4:21 PM
                    To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
                    Subject: [TalkAntietam] Press release: "Lincoln and Lee at Antietam" DVD



                    Ronald F. Maxwell Narrates and Provides a 25-Minute On-Screen Interview
                    in New "Lincoln and Lee at Antietam" DVD About the Single Bloodiest Day
                    in American History Civil War Battle Documentary Release Set for a
                    Pre-Black History Month Kick-Off of January 31, 2006

                    NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 12/02/2005 -- Ronald F.
                    Maxwell, director of epic Civil War films "Gettysburg" and "Gods and
                    Generals," narrates the new Civil War documentary, "Lincoln and Lee at
                    Antietam - The Cost of Freedom," and provides a 25-minute on-screen
                    interview on the DVD.

                    "The Civil War is our war," said Maxwell. "It's up close and personal.
                    It's the war that divided families, towns, communities. As the classic
                    saying goes, 'it's the war between brothers.' The biggest killing field
                    of the war in a single day was the Battle at Antietam, the first
                    invasion into the North."

                    Written, directed and produced by multiple-award winner Robert Child
                    ("Gettysburg: Three Days of Destiny," "Gettysburg: The Boys in Blue and
                    Gray"), "Lincoln and Lee at Antietam - The Cost of Freedom"
                    vividly brings to life the story of America's fight for freedom in a
                    battle that changed the course of the Civil War.

                    "'Lincoln and Lee at Antietam - The Cost of Freedom' began as a follow
                    up to my earlier Civil War program for PBS, 'Gettysburg: The Boys in
                    Blue & Gray,'" said Child. "The battle of Antietam seemed to be such a
                    mystery and much overshadowed by Gettysburg. Through my research and
                    subsequent scripting of the film, not only did I discover that Antietam
                    is as pivotal a Civil War battle as Gettysburg, but also as important in
                    how it indelibly altered the course of American history."

                    With a running time of 90 minutes, the DVD will be available for
                    purchase nationally in retail stores on January 31, kicking off Black
                    History Month (February), at a suggested retail price of $24.95. The
                    prebook date is January 3, 2006.

                    It's September 17, 1862, and President Abraham Lincoln needs a victory
                    in order to issue the Emancipation Proclamation, which remains today one
                    of the most socially important documents in American history, shaping
                    black history, as well as our nation as a whole. But General Robert E.
                    Lee has other plans -- invade the North. When Lee's strategy, known as
                    Special Order 191, falls into the hands of the Union Army, the result is
                    the single bloodiest day in American history at the Battle of Antietam
                    in Sharpsburg, Maryland.

                    Nearly twice as many Americans died on that single day than had fallen
                    in the American Revolution, the War of 1812, the Mexican War and the
                    Spanish-American War combined. In striking comparison, American losses
                    on the bloodiest day of World War II, D-Day, were a quarter of those at
                    Antietam. If not for this turn of events, we would not be the nation we
                    are today.

                    "There is always a cost to freedom. In the case of the Civil War, the
                    price was high, but the viability of the concept of the United States as
                    one Nation in which all persons could live free equally was firmly
                    established once and for all. Citizens, however, should keep this cost
                    in mind if ever they contemplate actions which would result in giving up
                    this freedom as the day would come when they would want it back,"
                    said Michael Bussler, president of Inecom Entertainment Company.

                    Through first person accounts, an original music score from composers
                    Steve Heitzeg and Nicholas Palmer and scarce Antietam commemorative
                    battle footage from the 125th, 135th and 140th Antietam Reenactments,
                    "Lincoln and Lee at Antietam - The Cost of Freedom" tells the tale of
                    the 14-hour epic Battle at Antietam, and features commentaries from
                    renowned historians such as:

                    -- James M. McPherson, Princeton University, Pulitzer Prize winning
                    author of "Battle Cry of Freedom" and "Crossroads of Freedom:
                    Antietam"
                    -- Allen C. Guelzo, Gettysburg College, America's only repeat winner of
                    the Lincoln Prize; Nominated by President George W. Bush to the
                    National
                    Council on the Humanities
                    -- Dennis E. Frye, National Park Service Historian at Harpers Ferry,
                    author of "Antietam Revealed" and associate producer of "Gods and
                    Generals"
                    -- Paul V. Chiles, National Park Service Historian at Antietam National
                    Park
                    -- Patrick Falci, Actor/Performing Historian portrays General Ambrose
                    Powell Hill at Antietam


                    The film also features Stanley Wernz as Abraham Lincoln. Wernz was
                    featured in Time Magazine (July 4, 2005) and is currently the president
                    of the Association of Lincoln Presenters.

                    Presented in a colorful 16 x 9 Anamorphic Widescreen transfer with Dolby
                    Digital 2.0 sound, "Lincoln and Lee at Antietam - The Cost of Freedom"
                    is closed-captioned with English subtitles and boasts these additional
                    special features:

                    -- 25-Minute On-Screen Interview with Ronald F. Maxwell
                    -- Feature-Length Commentary Track with Robert Child and Ronald F.
                    Maxwell
                    -- Original Music Score from composers, Steve Heitzeg and Nicholas
                    Palmer
                    -- Inecom Documentary Trailers

                    Part of "The MINUTES OF HISTORYR Series," "Lincoln and Lee at Antietam
                    - The Cost of Freedom" is the newest DVD release from Inecom
                    Entertainment Company, following the successful "EXPO - Magic of the
                    White City," narrated by Gene Wilder, which documents the 1983 Chicago
                    World's Fair. Since its release on September 13, 2005, "EXPO - Magic of
                    the White City" has been one of Amazon.com's top-selling independently
                    produced documentary DVDs and was recently recognized as the bestselling
                    history title for Borders stores nationwide. Other recent documentaries
                    from Inecom include "Johnstown Flood" narrated by Richard Dreyfuss and
                    "Gettysburg and Stories of Valor" narrated by Keith Carradine. Both
                    "Johnstown Flood" and "Gettysburg and Stories of Valor" appear on public
                    television. Future Inecom projects in development include "Clara
                    Barton," "Horses of Gettysburg," "Winters of War" and "World War I
                    Minutes."

                    About Ronald F. Maxwell --

                    Narrator Ronald F. Maxwell began his love affair with theater, film and
                    television as a student at Clifton High School in New Jersey, where he
                    showed natural talent on both sides of the camera. Upon graduating from
                    NYU, Maxwell worked as Charleston Heston's personal assistant in
                    Heston's directorial debut, "Antony and Cleopatra," then went on to work
                    as an associate producer and subsequently producer for the EmmyR and
                    Peabody Award-winning series, "Theatre in America" at
                    WNET-13 in New York City.

                    In 1978, Maxwell produced and directed Sissy Spacek, William Hurt, Sally
                    Kellerman and Howard da Dilva in "Verna: USO Girl," for which he
                    received an EmmyR nomination for Best Director. "Little Darlings," the
                    first theatrical film that Maxwell directed, opened at #1 on Variety
                    Magazine's Top Hundred Grossing Films and has since become a classic of
                    the genre. Subsequently, he directed "The Night the Lights Went Out in
                    Georgia," "Kidco," "Parent Trap II," "In the Land of the Poets" -- a
                    feature-length documentary on the Nicaraguan Civil War -- and the
                    landmark film "Gettysburg," which has been hailed as one of the greatest
                    war movies in the history of film. Maxwell then produced, wrote and
                    directed the prequel to "Gettysburg, Gods and Generals."
                    Released in theaters in February 2003 and to the home video market on
                    July 15, 2003, "Gods and Generals" was recognized as the #1 selling
                    video in America, with over 600,000 sales in its first week.
                    Currently, Maxwell is in pre-production on "Joan of Arc: Virgin Warrior"
                    and in long-range preparations on "Last Full Measure," the final part of
                    his Civil War Trilogy.

                    About Robert Child --

                    Director Robert Child is a multi-award winning, twenty-year television
                    veteran, who began writing and directing independent productions in
                    2001. Of the 23 filmmaking awards he has won in the last two years, six
                    were for outstanding directorial achievement. At the spring 2004 New
                    York International Independent Film & Video Festival, Child won both the
                    Best Director and Best Historical Program awards. This topped a year in
                    which he was awarded his second consecutive Platinum Remi Award for Best
                    Historical Program at the Worldfest Houston Film Festival for
                    "Gettysburg: Three Days of Destiny." The festival is noted for handing
                    Steven Spielberg and Ridley Scott their first filmmaking awards.

                    In early November 2004, Child was signed by veteran Canadian producer
                    Dick Nielsen to direct and co-produce Nielsen's forthcoming Canadian
                    theatrical release, "Hill 195." The project, which begins filming in
                    Canada in 2006, is a multi-million dollar World War II era
                    action-feature, which showcases the heroic actions of a single Canadian
                    regiment just weeks after D-Day. Recently, Child completed two
                    commissioned story treatments, "Hollywood Dream Car Designer:
                    George Barris," about the legendary Hollywood film car customizer who
                    created the original Batmobile among other iconic TV and movie vehicles;
                    and "The Paul Winchell Story," a biography of perhaps the world's finest
                    ventriloquist, whose characters "Jerry Mahoney" and "Knucklehead" became
                    household names. Winchell also served as the voice of "Tigger" for all
                    of Disney's "Winnie the Pooh" films and TV series winning a Grammy award
                    for the best children's recording, "The Most Wonderful Things about
                    Tiggers," in 1974. Winchell is also the original patent holder for the
                    first artificial heart.

                    About Inecom Entertainment Company --

                    President and chief executive officer Michael L. Bussler founded Inecom
                    Entertainment Company in 1999. Inecom finances and distributes
                    independent films by partnering with innovative producers and enlists
                    celebrated talent such as Ronald F. Maxwell, Richard Dreyfuss, Keith
                    Carradine and Gene Wilder. In addition to working with outside producers
                    with projects of their own, Inecom also operates a captive production
                    company. Since 2001, Inecom has released seven feature documentaries and
                    multiple instructional films for U.S. and international distribution.

                    NOTE TO MEDIA: For more information, review the enclosed brochure about
                    "Lincoln and Lee at Antietam - The Cost of Freedom" and visit:
                    www.AntietamConflict.com and www.Inecom.com. Images for "Lincoln and Lee
                    at Antietam - The Cost of Freedom" may be downloaded on jpeg or tiff
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                    Seems a small price to pay for affirmation, baby! ... From: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Jeff Beckner (PWC
                    Message 9 of 14 , Dec 5, 2005
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                      Seems a small price to pay for affirmation, baby!



                      -----Original Message-----
                      From: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com] On
                      Behalf Of Jeff Beckner (PWC Magazine)
                      Sent: Monday, December 05, 2005 10:50 AM
                      To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
                      Subject: RE: [TalkAntietam] Press release: "Lincoln and Lee at Antietam" DVD



                      Like I would need to spend $25 to discover that McClellan blows?

                      -----Original Message-----
                      From: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com]
                      On Behalf Of Harry Smeltzer
                      Sent: Monday, December 05, 2005 9:22 AM
                      To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
                      Subject: RE: [TalkAntietam] Press release: "Lincoln and Lee at Antietam"
                      DVD

                      Jeff,



                      If there is one thing of which I am absolutely certain it is that you
                      are exactly who they had in mind while this was being developed.



                      Have a super day!



                      Harry

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                    • Jeff Beckner (PWC Magazine)
                      But I bought LTR in paperback for about $5.95 in 1989! ... From: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Harry Smeltzer
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                        But I bought LTR in paperback for about $5.95 in 1989!

                        -----Original Message-----
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                        On Behalf Of Harry Smeltzer
                        Sent: Monday, December 05, 2005 9:54 AM
                        To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
                        Subject: RE: [TalkAntietam] Press release: "Lincoln and Lee at Antietam"
                        DVD

                        Seems a small price to pay for affirmation, baby!



                        -----Original Message-----
                        From: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com]
                        On Behalf Of Jeff Beckner (PWC Magazine)
                        Sent: Monday, December 05, 2005 10:50 AM
                        To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
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                        DVD



                        Like I would need to spend $25 to discover that McClellan blows?

                        -----Original Message-----
                        From: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com]
                        On Behalf Of Harry Smeltzer
                        Sent: Monday, December 05, 2005 9:22 AM
                        To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
                        Subject: RE: [TalkAntietam] Press release: "Lincoln and Lee at Antietam"
                        DVD

                        Jeff,



                        If there is one thing of which I am absolutely certain it is that you
                        are exactly who they had in mind while this was being developed.



                        Have a super day!



                        Harry

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                        That and Battle Cry of Freedom is about all you need. ... From: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Jeff Beckner
                        Message 11 of 14 , Dec 5, 2005
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                          That and Battle Cry of Freedom is about all you need.



                          -----Original Message-----
                          From: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com] On
                          Behalf Of Jeff Beckner (PWC Magazine)
                          Sent: Monday, December 05, 2005 11:36 AM
                          To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
                          Subject: RE: [TalkAntietam] Press release: "Lincoln and Lee at Antietam" DVD



                          But I bought LTR in paperback for about $5.95 in 1989!

                          -----Original Message-----
                          From: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com]
                          On Behalf Of Harry Smeltzer
                          Sent: Monday, December 05, 2005 9:54 AM
                          To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
                          Subject: RE: [TalkAntietam] Press release: "Lincoln and Lee at Antietam"
                          DVD

                          Seems a small price to pay for affirmation, baby!



                          -----Original Message-----
                          From: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com]
                          On Behalf Of Jeff Beckner (PWC Magazine)
                          Sent: Monday, December 05, 2005 10:50 AM
                          To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
                          Subject: RE: [TalkAntietam] Press release: "Lincoln and Lee at Antietam"
                          DVD



                          Like I would need to spend $25 to discover that McClellan blows?

                          -----Original Message-----
                          From: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com]
                          On Behalf Of Harry Smeltzer
                          Sent: Monday, December 05, 2005 9:22 AM
                          To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
                          Subject: RE: [TalkAntietam] Press release: "Lincoln and Lee at Antietam"
                          DVD

                          Jeff,



                          If there is one thing of which I am absolutely certain it is that you
                          are exactly who they had in mind while this was being developed.



                          Have a super day!



                          Harry

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                          And any other randomly selected CW book, but let s not quibble. ... From: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Harry
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                            And any other randomly selected CW book, but let's not quibble.

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                            On Behalf Of Harry Smeltzer
                            Sent: Monday, December 05, 2005 1:43 PM
                            To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
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                            DVD

                            That and Battle Cry of Freedom is about all you need.



                            -----Original Message-----
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                            On Behalf Of Jeff Beckner (PWC Magazine)
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                            DVD



                            But I bought LTR in paperback for about $5.95 in 1989!

                            -----Original Message-----
                            From: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com]
                            On Behalf Of Harry Smeltzer
                            Sent: Monday, December 05, 2005 9:54 AM
                            To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
                            Subject: RE: [TalkAntietam] Press release: "Lincoln and Lee at Antietam"
                            DVD

                            Seems a small price to pay for affirmation, baby!



                            -----Original Message-----
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                            On Behalf Of Jeff Beckner (PWC Magazine)
                            Sent: Monday, December 05, 2005 10:50 AM
                            To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
                            Subject: RE: [TalkAntietam] Press release: "Lincoln and Lee at Antietam"
                            DVD



                            Like I would need to spend $25 to discover that McClellan blows?

                            -----Original Message-----
                            From: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com]
                            On Behalf Of Harry Smeltzer
                            Sent: Monday, December 05, 2005 9:22 AM
                            To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
                            Subject: RE: [TalkAntietam] Press release: "Lincoln and Lee at Antietam"
                            DVD

                            Jeff,



                            If there is one thing of which I am absolutely certain it is that you
                            are exactly who they had in mind while this was being developed.



                            Have a super day!



                            Harry

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                            Yep, they all tell the same story. I wonder why there are so many of them. ... From: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com] On
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                              Yep, they all tell the same story. I wonder why there are so many of them.



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                              Behalf Of Jeff Beckner (PWC Magazine)
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                              And any other randomly selected CW book, but let's not quibble.

                              -----Original Message-----
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                              On Behalf Of Harry Smeltzer
                              Sent: Monday, December 05, 2005 1:43 PM
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                              That and Battle Cry of Freedom is about all you need.




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                            • Jeff Beckner (PWC Magazine)
                              Some parts are duller than others. It s usually a good idea to skip 11/61 through 11/62. Things pick up after that. In OTHER news, as I continue with Team of
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                                Some parts are duller than others. It's usually a good idea to skip
                                11/61 through 11/62. Things pick up after that.

                                In OTHER news, as I continue with "Team of Rivals," I was thinking last
                                night that Seward gets the nomination...Seward wins....and then
                                President Seward lets Sumter go because he's maintaining federal
                                authority at Pickens....and when northern public opinion gets too much
                                for him to bear by the end of summer, he starts wars with Mexico,
                                England, and France.

                                Thank God for Aberrhim Lincoln.

                                But that has little to do with Antietam, doesn't it?

                                -----Original Message-----
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                                On Behalf Of Harry Smeltzer
                                Sent: Monday, December 05, 2005 2:51 PM
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                                DVD

                                Yep, they all tell the same story. I wonder why there are so many of
                                them.



                                -----Original Message-----
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                                On Behalf Of Jeff Beckner (PWC Magazine)
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                                DVD



                                And any other randomly selected CW book, but let's not quibble.

                                -----Original Message-----
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                                On Behalf Of Harry Smeltzer
                                Sent: Monday, December 05, 2005 1:43 PM
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                                That and Battle Cry of Freedom is about all you need.




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